Shrewsbury School

OS Rowing - Sabrina

The Sabrina Club is the Old Salopian rowing club

The Club enables members to maintain contact with the RSSBC as linked events are organised throughout the year, most notably at the Schools' Head and at Henley - when a number of Old Salopians gather to support to School.  


The Club has also been active in raising funds for building work and new equipment thanks to the generosity of Sabrina members. In recent years this has included significant contributions towards the new rowing tank, construction of the impressive training facilities within the new Yale Boathouse, opened in 2012 adjacent to the 1921 Pugh Boathouse, refurbishment of the Bowring Clubroom in the Pugh Boathouse and purchase of new Empacher eights. In addition to generous donations from members helping to maintain facilities for rowing at Shrewsbury as some of the best in the country, it is now possible to leave a legacy specifically benefiting rowing at Shrewsbury. Further information is available from the Captain Nick Randall or Secretary Rod Spiby.

Salopians who have been members of School Crews, or have attained a high standard of oarsmanship at the School, at their University, or in any rowing club recognised by the Amateur Rowing Association or have been recommended by the Director of Rowing are eligible to join the Club.

 President Miles Preston
 Captain Nick Randall
 Secretary Rod Spiby
 Treasurer Philip Wood

Please send any suggestions of items to be included on this web page or news of members to the Captain Nick Randall or to the Secretary Rod Spiby.

British Rowing Safety Alerts

The latest rowing safety alerts issued by British Rowing providing advice and recommendations are available to download here for Sabrina members taking to the water.


These are now produced biannually.  Enquiries about newsletters should be addressed to Paul Manser, the Membership Secretary, or click here for the latest copy.  Addionally, for the minutes of the 2017 AGM held on 30th September, please click here.


Forthcoming Events

Friday 29 June 2018

    All day
    Rowers of Henley who died during World War 1

    The Henley on Thames WW1 Remembrance Association have researched the Men of Henley and the Thames who competed in the Henley Regatta and subsequently died during WW1.  There are 473 rowers who died, 15 of whom are from Shrewsbury School. They are remembered as part of an exhibition which will be staged at the Old Fire Station Gallery immediately behind the Town Hall in Henley over Henley Week.  Entry is free, and open from 10.00am until a couple of hours after the rowing each day. Every rower has a page in a series of Memorial Volumes, with, where possible, a picture of them or their grave/memorial. There will also be a memorial board on which each man will have a four line entry. Please support this commendable initiative if you are visiting Henley for the Regatta.

    For further information, please click here.

Tuesday 3 July 2018

    Huntercombe Meeting

    This is the OS Golf Society's special pre-Henley day and will be the last one before their Secretary, Tim Lewis, retires after many years of great service. Those who are interested in attending, either to play a round of golf or just to come for the excellent supper, should email Rod Spiby – Thirty people came last year; it would be lovely if we could get more this time.

Saturday 7 July 2018

    Sabrina Club Henley Lunch

    Please join us for drinks and lunch at Henley on Saturday, the 7th July. What could be better than sipping fizz with Salopian friends at the Henley Cricket Ground on the final Saturday of the Regatta?  Please join us in the marquee with the Sabrina cross from 12.30pm.  Last year there were almost 200 there.  Can we make it more?

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